The small Vale Dona Maria quinta in the Rio Torto valley is making a name for its vintage Ports. This Reserve follows in a serious, vintage style, with ripe, attractive perfumed fruit, and rich, complete flavors of sweet figs and chocolate. The aftertaste is dry, just slightly bitter.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.